I have an unquenchable thirst to experience the world.
I’m Megan Jicha, a professional writer with an innate desire to explore every corner of the globe and share my adventures.
I have a traditional backstory.
Following society’s recipe for life, I:
- Went to college (Northeastern University in Boston, MA)
- Worked hard to earn my degree in Journalism (graduating Magna Cum Laude)
- Gained experience in my field (holding co-op positions at The Boston Globe, T. Rowe Price, and Boston.com)
- Secured a 9-5 job immediately following graduation (well in my case, it was actually an 11-8 job)
It wasn’t until I had lined up all of these life ingredients that I realized the actual directions to society’s recipe were fill in the blank…
So, I asked myself the age-old college grad question, “Now, what do I do?”
Work… I guess?
For about a year, I stuck with my 11-8 account management job and took any freelance writing gigs that came my way. Then, I received an offer to work as a full-time contract copywriter for a financial corporation. Having been a former co-op there, I already knew I would enjoy the work, my colleagues, and the company—plus the pay would help me take a machete to my massive pile of student debt. So, I took the job and thoroughly enjoyed it.
But then, a curveball came my way…
My boyfriend was accepted into Grad school in California. I was beyond excited for him, but I wasn’t sure what it meant for me, or us. I had a lot of thinking to do. And think, feel, stress, and think some more I did. Then, I decided, not only, to see this as a career opportunity for my boyfriend, but for me as well. I would use this as my push to become a full-time, off-site freelance writer. It’s what I want for later in life when I have a family and kids, so why not get on that track now. Then, what came next, I never would have expected….
Everything worked out perfectly according to plan.
My bosses worked with me to create an arrangement so that I could stay on as an off-site contract copywriter with a somewhat set number of billable hours per week. Knowing I would have a consistent, dependable source of income took the stress level of moving cross country from a 10 to a 2.
This leads me up to today.
I now work from home as a freelance writer–with financial companies still serving as my main clients. I have picked up some additional small business clients, and hope to continue growing my client-base. And while I am beyond thankful for how everything has worked out for me and my career, I feel like something is missing. .. I want mooooreeeee (to be read, no sung in The Little Mermaid Arielle’s voice).
I wanna be where the people are. I wanna see, wanna see them dancin’.
No, but seriously, I do!
I want to experience all that our world has to offer, from hiking the foothills of New Zealand to simply exploring my backyard as if it were a foreign country, and I want to bring others along for the ride.
I want to pursue my passion for travel writing.
That’s where Feed Your Wanderlust comes in!
I’ll take you on bite-sized journeys around the world through story, photography, and video–with a focus on experiences that help you nourish your mind, body, and soul.
Why focus on mind, body, soul travel?
I believe travel sets us free and gives us opportunity to grow and expand who we are, and gain an understanding of others and the world around us. While I do believe that many travelers understand this, I feel many focus on only certain aspects of themselves or the world. I hope to expand people’s horizons and give examples of how individuals can develop different areas of their life and themselves. but more on this later.
For now, I simply hope you join and feed your wanderlust.